Options for Claiming Damages After a Motorcycle Accident
As the weather gets nicer and spring arrives in Ohio, more and more motorcycles will be on the roads. Motorcyclists understand that choosing to ride comes with a higher risk of being involved in an accident. Since motorcycles don’t provide much of anything in terms of body protection, most motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries to riders and passengers. When you’ve been injured in an accident while riding your motorcycle and it wasn’t your fault, it’s important to know your options for recovering damages. As a victim, you are entitled to compensation for the expenses you’ll incur as a result of your injuries and your property damage. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you recover from the harm caused by the other driver.
Why are Motorcycle Accident Cases so Complex?
Motorcycle accident cases can be complex because proving who was at fault isn’t always obvious. The severity of injuries that are sustained by a motorcyclist involved in a crash can be devastating. Some insurance companies may use tactics to avoid or delay paying claims to motorcyclists. They may rely on persuasive and theoretical presumptions to try and negate the liability of the at-fault driver. Many motorcycle accident claims are based on negligence of the driver at fault, and negligence can be very difficult to prove without the help of an experienced accident attorney.
Hardships You May Experience After a Motorcycle Accident
The severity of motorcycle accidents often result in damages that may be more devastating than a car accident. You will need to establish the value of your claim, which is unique to the damages and expenses you’ve incurred and will continue to incur because of your accident. Your settlement should also include compensation for the negative impact the accident may have on the rest of your life.
Hardships to consider are:
- Medical and hospital expenses.
- Property damage.
- Current and future loss of earnings.
- Pain and suffering.
- Reduced quality of life.
- Modifications needed to support your mobility limitations, if applicable.
When you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you get the compensation you need to get on with your life. You shouldn’t be burdened with financial despair on top of everything you’re already dealing with. In addition to recovering from your injuries, you may be facing a long road of physical or occupational therapy and a change in your ability to rejoin the line of work you are accustomed to. You may also experience psychological impacts such as loss of enjoyment in activities, negative stigmas associated with physical deformities, fear and embarrassment, and more. With all that you may need to fully recover and regain your quality of life, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
The best thing you can do after a motorcycle accident is talk to an experienced attorney about your case. They can help guide you through the process, communicate on your behalf with the insurance companies, and determine the compensation you are entitled to receive, so you can put this all behind you.
You survived a devastating accident that wasn’t your fault and this is not a fight you should take on by yourself. Arthur Law Firm is here for you. We understand your rights as a victim in a motorcycle accident, and we have the experience you need to navigate this complex process for a positive outcome. Insurance companies will want to pressure you into accepting a quick settlement. Under the circumstances, you may feel like agreeing to less than you need because you just want to move on. We fight hard for accident victims because we know the tactics insurance companies use. It isn’t fair, and you deserve better. With the help of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney, you can receive a fair settlement. Contact us today by calling (419) 782-9881 for a free consultation.